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Old 27 Nov 2016, 04:53 pm
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Default Ignition switch starts '05 GT intermittently...

Hey all. A couple of weeks ago my '05 GT wouldn't turn over, all acc worked. I could get it to start by raising and lowering the steering wheel a couple of times, so I initially figured it might be a loose connection into one of the components on the wheel (MF Switch, ignition switch, etc). I took off the lock cylinder, actuator assembly, MF switch assembly and ignition switch. Actuator wasn't broken, I cleaned ignition switch with tuner cleaner, reassembled everything.
Then when I turned the key, the key wouldn't always turn all the way to the start point, but I could again play with raising and lowering the steering column and get it to start, sometimes I could just play with the key and get it to start.
So today I replaced the ignition switch but I have the same issue. I never get stranded anywhere (so far) but I still have to twist the key a few times to get it to hit the furthest point where it will start the car.
Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 28 Nov 2016, 02:10 pm
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NM, I was thinking of picking up the actuator pin assembly at Autozone when I noticed, from the photo of the part online, that the spring that fits over that brass colored slider was missing from my actuator. I looked all over for the spring and finally found it under my desk.
Put the spring on, reassembled and TADA, all is well in ignition land.
Moral of the story--keep your eyes on all small parts when working on your car.
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Old 28 Nov 2016, 11:03 pm
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I had the same problem on my 05 GT vert. It was the multi-switch. problem solved.
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